Canada Complicit in Afghan Detainee Torture
"A Canadian human rights activist has filed more than 120 documents with the International Criminal Court (ICC) demonstrating reaons for concern about the leglities of Canada's handling of the transfer of detainees in Afghanistan and calling for an investigation.
John McNamer, a decorated Vietnam veteran, said it is a matter of conscience for him and that he has been shocked over past years by 'the lack of legal and moral integrity,' from Canada and the handling of people detained in Afghanistan..."
'Complicity in torture is a war crime, and Canada is up to its neck in complicity in torture,' he said in a press release Wednesday. It's truly a horror story when you stop and look at everything that has come down on this, and anyone who wants to have a look at this information had better have a strong stomach.'
He said he sent evidence to the ICC because he believes top Canadian authorities have used their power to cover up wrongdoing and that the truth about detainee torture will come out only with intervention by a higher authority such as the ICC..."